Airport Workers Accused of Stealing a Shipment of New Kevin Durant Signature Sneakers

Categories: Airports, Crime

"Kevin Durant Feb 2014" by Keith Allison - Flickr: Kevin Durant. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Two employees at JFK Airport have been charged with stealing a carton of 12 pairs of Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star Kevin Duran's latest line of sneakers.

Calvin Colain Nelson, 23, and Audley Russell, 47, both of Jamaica, Queens, have been charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree possession of stolen property for allegedly stealing, and trying to sell, Durant's yet-to-be-released "KD8" sneakers, which were passing through JFK from a Nike factory in Taiwan on their way to Ontario, Canada. The shoes, which will retail at $200 a pair, are scheduled to hit stores in July.

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